Moms and Sleep Deprivation

Anyone can tell you that when you become a parent, your sleeping patterns will not be the same. I know because I’m exhausted as I’m typing this. You might have become sleep deprived, but do you know the effects of sleep deprivation? Through some research and personal experience, I can list some of those effects:

  • Lowered immune system
  • Weight gain
  • Moodiness
  • Impaired memory
  • High stress level/Anxiety

These are only a few of the ways little sleep can impact your body. Chronic sleep deprivation isn’t something that should be taken lightly. The most common advice “sleeping when the baby sleeps” may help, but doesn’t make up for loss of sleep at night. They say the tiredness doesn’t last forever, but I’m on month 10 and it feels like an eternity!







Do you have any tips to help deal with sleep deprivation? Leave a comment below! A simple tip may be a big help so somebody (including me!)


4 thoughts on “Moms and Sleep Deprivation

  1. Ashley V. says:

    I laughed out loud! This is currently my life! I have no good tips on handeling sleep deprivation except taking time out for yourself. I constantly remind myself “you are a Goddess, but not even God built the world in a day”

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  2. rudymariee says:

    I remember this struggle all to well. There IS an end in sight! My best advice is to take every opportunity you can to rest. If it means an unwashed load of laundry, then so be it! And never turn down help! An hour or two just go lay down and relax in the quiet can really make a world of difference. Hang in there mama!

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